I offer stock removal classes to help you construct - dovetail bolsters- single guard- double guard-taper tang- flat grind- friction folder- hollow grind- double edge grind- asymmetrical double edge grind- acid greying-and sword making. These classes get progressively more challenging. Case making and sharpening included.
A new class 1/2 Damascus being offered .Stock removal to full Damascus is a big jump. 1/2 Damascus would use existing Damascus billet and teach acid etch ,full guard, narrow tang, as prep for full on fusion welding .
I offer Damascus classes to help you forge weld and pattern billets with- layered steel- cable, chain (Saw or Roller)- nickel and powered steel- or Stainless Steel- These classes get progressively more challenging. After surface grinding, stock removal methods are used to finish blades.
Stock Removal. Dates , Call for the best date for you.More dates in future.Scouts, Guides,4 H,or other youth groups get 50% discount to promote knifizim and respect of knives
-Call 780-763-2214- for classes during week-
new class 1/2 Damascus
bridges gap between stock removal and full Damascus
covers surface grind of existing Damascus billet , narrow tang lay out, heat treat, polish, acid etch,full guard make and fit, handle shape and fit,final assembly--A better transition prep for full Damascus ----- $600 for intro class.---
Sep 22-23 stock
Oct 27-28 Stock
Nov 3-4 Stock
Damascus and sword making by request
We have room for RVs and tents rough camping outdoor toilet available
Basic Stock Removal is a subtractive process where you remove material from stock steel to create blades. This basic class will teach this method of knifemaking. Minimum 14 years of age. All under 18 must have guardian to sign and be present.
Stock removal $50 + what I charge for a similar knife--Minimum $350 usual Total $ 450 + or - 6 max students.
Starts 9:00 both days. Bring food/drink and safety gear for eye-nose-ear (I have lenders).
Damascus class allow 3 days at $750 You forge weld cable and layered Damascus. Finish a letter opener and a Damascus blade and have a cable billet to work on here or at home, If welds are good. We cover: compatible steels,prep for welding, flux, temperature control, welding with hand hammer, press, air hammer,rollermill, anealling, surfacing, grinding, filing sholders, heat treat with salt-polish-acid etch, make and fit guard, fit and finish handle, and many more details. Stock removal at my shop and 1/2 Damascus classes a prerequisite for full on Damascus classes.Max 4 students.